The mission of the Criminal Division's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is to develop and administer technical and developmental assistance designed to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and their law enforcement personnel. This assistance is administered in order to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, financial crimes and other types of crime in a manner consistent with the rule of law. The assistance is also administered to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively cooperate regionally and with the United States in combating such crime. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat.
While this vacancy announcement expires on May 15, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. This assignment is for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by detail appointment.
This is a reimbursable detail. The Intermittent Legal Advisor will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to enhance the capabilities of Bangladeshi police and prosecutors through three primary programs; 1) to promote the development of a career prosecution service in Bangladesh, 2) to provide mentorship and training to current Bangladeshi prosecutors, police, and students to enhance their capability to successfully prosecute cases involving complex crimes, and 3) to work with justice sector officials to improve cooperation between police and prosecutors.
Completion of these projects will include extensive advocacy with officials from the Government of Bangladesh and also curriculum development, case-based mentoring, and the delivery of legal training programs. Assistance programs will need to be coordinated and conducted in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, relevant Bangladeshi Institutions, local and international nonprofit organizations, and the missions of partner governments.
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
1. A J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing.
2. Specific grade level requirements:
a. GS-15: At least four (4) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include four (4) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
b. GS-14: At least three (3) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include three (3) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
Preferred: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes (to include terrorism, money laundering and asset forfeiture, narcotics trafficking, corruption, wildlife trafficking, TIP, strategic trade control violations, and piracy), and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building. Experience in prosecuting counterterrorism and counter-proliferation matters is also highly desirable.
The successful applicant should also have:
· Ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment;
· Excellent interpersonal and management skills;
· Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
· Extensive prosecution experience; and
· Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects
While this vacancy announcement expires on May 15, 2015, the announcement may be closed at any time if a selection is made. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume to OPDAT_Admin@usdoj.gov.